Virtual Market Open & launch of The GOOD FINANCE Framework: Creating Inclusive Organisations in Financial and Professional Services

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Wednesday 16th June 2021 8:00am to 9:10am Add to my calendar
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Join us for the launch of The GOOD FINANCE Framework: Creating Inclusive Organisations in Financial and Professional Services to hear the results of the first cross-sector research on the challenges and opportunities to workplace equality in the financial sector, and learn practical interventions for organisations looking to promote and support a diverse workforce.

The findings and recommendations from the Women in Banking & Finance’s Accelerating Change Together (ACT) Research Programme will be presented at a Virtual Market Open at the London Stock Exchange Group by Dr Grace Lordan, and a panel of experts will explore the opportunities for improving diversity and equality in the financial services industry.

Market Open Speakers:

Panel Speakers:

  • Elise Badoy, Head of EMEA Equity Research at Citi & Head of Research at WIBF
  • Dr Grace Lordan, Associate Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics & Political Science; Lead Academic on WIBF ACT Research Programme, Director of the Inclusion Initiative at LSE
  • Gwyneth Nurse, Director of Financial Services at HM Treasury
  • Sheldon Mills, Executive Director, Consumers and Competition, FCA
  • Stephen Pegge, Managing Director, Commercial Finance, UK Finance

Moderated by:

  • Vivienne Artz OBE, WIBF Advisory Board Member & Former WIBF President 2017-2020, Chief Privacy Officer & MD at LSEG

More about the ACT Programme:

The UK’s first cross-sector research programme with a gender lens, Women in Banking & Finance’s ACT Research Programme, is sponsored by Aegon, Baillie Gifford, Barclays, Blackrock, Citi, EY, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, London Stock Exchange Group, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, Santander, Schroders Personal Wealth, TD Securities and The Cumberland. Our Supporters are the FCA and AFME.

The programme aims to drive policy change to better support and retain women working in financial services. The research harnesses collective input from banking, asset management, professional services, fintech and insurance, to address the pressing gender and inclusion challenges the sector faces. This four year programme gathers quantitative and qualitative insights, culminating in a report of actionable recommendations and interventions each year.

IMPORTANT: This event can be viewed on Spark.

Viewing link:

Password: W!BF2o21

We suggest you join slightly early around 7.50am so as not to miss the market open - you will be placed on a holding screen until the countdown begins at 7.59am.

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